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Liberal racism sightings have become like a lunatic's version of "Where's Waldo?" Kevin Baker of Harper's magazine says Romney's referring to his "five boys" in last week's debate was how he "slyly found a way" to call Obama a "boy." Says Baker: "How the right's hard-core racists must have howled at that!"

MSNBC's Chris Matthews says the word "apartment" is racist because black people live in apartments. He also says the word "Chicago" is racist because -- despite its well-known reputation as the home of Al Capone and the Daley machine -- a lot of black people live there, too. (And don't get him started on "Chicago apartments"!)

As we go to press, Matthews is working on an exciting new hypothesis that peanut butter is racist.

Meanwhile, my new favorite actress, Stacey Dash, sends an inoffensive little tweet supporting Mitt Romney and is buried in tweets calling her "an indoor slave" and a "jiggaboo," who was "slutting (herself) to the white man." (And those were just the tweets from the Obama 2012 Re-election Campaign!)

Could we get an expert opinion from Chris Matthews or Kevin Baker about whether any of that is racist?

It's a strange thing with liberals. They spend so much time fawning over black nonentities -- like Maya Angelou, Eugene Robinson, Barack and Michelle Obama, and Rachel Maddow's very, very, very special black guest Melissa Harris-Perry -- that, every once in awhile, they seem to erupt in racist bile to restore their mental equilibrium.

After President George W. Bush appointed Condoleezza Rice the first black female secretary of state, she was maligned in racist cartoons portraying her as Aunt Jemima, Butterfly McQueen from "Gone With the Wind," a fat-lipped Bush parrot and other racist cliches.

Kevin Baker didn't notice any of that because he was working on his theory that referring to your sons is racist.

When Michael Steele ran for senator from Maryland, he was depicted in blackface and with huge red lips by liberal blogger Steve Gilliard. Sen. Charles Schumer's Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee dug up a copy of Steele's credit report -- something done to no other Republican candidate.

Is that more or less racist than Romney mentioning his sons? More or less racist than the word "apartment"?

Mia Love, a black Republican running for Congress in Utah had her Wikipedia page hacked with racist bile, heavy on the N-word. Her campaign headquarters has been bombarded with racist graffiti and slimy mailings with pictures of Klansman next to photos of her family.

Some would say that's even more racist than Romney talking about his sons.

On less evidence than the birthers have, liberals slandered both Clarence Thomas and Herman Cain with the racist stereotype of black men as sexual predators.

As the preceding short list suggests, liberals usually limit their racist slime to conservative blacks. But not always.

In 2008, Bill Clinton said of Obama "a few years ago this guy would have been carrying our bags." Democratic Sen. Harry Reid praised Obama for not speaking in a "Negro dialect." Joe Biden complimented Obama for being "clean" and "articulate."

Did I mention that Kevin Baker thinks that Romney referring to his "five boys" is racist?

Two years ago, liberal newsman Dan Rather said the criticism of Obama was that he "couldn't sell watermelons if you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic." (I immediately called for Rather's firing for that, and then remembered that he didn't have a job.)

Last week, Rather won the 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement from Washington State University. That's not a joke -- or at least not my joke.

Meanwhile, evidence of alleged Republican racism invariably consists of tenuous connections and apocryphal signals normally associated with schizophrenics and sufferers of "Thrilled Leg Syndrome."

Since February 2008, the primary evidence of racism has been failure to fully support Obama's election, policies or re-election. As Slate magazine's Jacob Weisberg put it during the last presidential campaign, only if Obama were elected president would children in America be able to "grow up thinking of prejudice as a nonfactor in their lives."

I wish I had a nickel for every kid who's come up to me in an airport and said, "What I wouldn't give to be able to think of prejudice as a non-factor in my life ..."

Curiously, liberals weren't concerned about what children in America would think if Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court nomination had been defeated. No, only electing the most liberal person ever to seek the presidency on a major party ticket would prove that the country could "put its own self-interest ahead of its crazy irrationality over race."

The left's racial demagoguery worked: In 2008, Obama received a larger proportion of the white vote than any Democrat running for president in nearly 40 years. (Though he tied Clinton's 1996 white vote record.)

And look how well that turned out! We haven't heard another peep about racism since then.

by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 5:41 AM
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rccmom
by Gold Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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Posts like this are simply divisive. Do some people on the Left cry "racist" too often? Yes. Are some people on the Right truly racist? Yes. So???

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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Where do these people come from?

Quoting Carpy:

Okee dokee

Quoting MomTiara19:

Hi,

I believe Romney is more about racism in terms of class rather than against minorities.

Romneys extreme right views also clash with the ideology of many liberals especially who are far left.His views in some of us older liberals that have seen the struggle of civil rights and affirmitive action see his views as outdated and dividing.

As a liberal when I saw Romney on stage act like a moderate when on the campaign trail call %47 of people moochers and send a poor person to an emergency room for healthcare.Then smile on stage and says he is for everyone.....sent a million chills of fear down my spine.

I thought who is this guy.....really...how can I trust him??

I grew up being inspired by leaders like John Kenedy and Martin Luther King.To me Obama has this same heart for the American people.

~Tia

 



jcrew6
by Jenney on Oct. 11, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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Quoting rccmom:

Posts like this are simply divisive. Do some people on the Left cry "racist" too often? Yes. Are some people on the Right truly racist? Yes. So???




Are some people on left truly racist? Yes.
Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 10:19 AM


Quoting Carpy:

 

 

Curiously, liberals weren't concerned about what children in America would think if Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court nomination had been defeated. No, only electing the most liberal person ever to seek the presidency on a major party ticket would prove that the country could "put its own self-interest ahead of its crazy irrationality over race."

 

 

There is your pull quote, right there.

rccmom
by Gold Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 10:20 AM


Quoting jcrew6:

Quoting rccmom:

Posts like this are simply divisive. Do some people on the Left cry "racist" too often? Yes. Are some people on the Right truly racist? Yes. So???




Are some people on left truly racist? Yes.

Of course, and I bet some people on the Right even play the race card at times when it suits them. So???

jcrew6
by Jenney on Oct. 11, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Quoting rccmom:





When it comes from those in the media, you don't see that as worth discussing?
Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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Quoting jcrew6:

Quoting rccmom:

Posts like this are simply divisive. Do some people on the Left cry "racist" too often? Yes. Are some people on the Right truly racist? Yes. So???




Are some people on left truly racist? Yes.

The vast majority on the left are racists.

Some are racists in the normal definition, many are proponents of soft racism, where minorities aren't capable of success on their own and must be elevated by Government to even be competitive.

Hard Racism is louder and the optics are bad, soft racism is so much more destructive.

rccmom
by Gold Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM
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Quoting Billiejeens:

 

Quoting jcrew6:

Quoting rccmom:

Posts like this are simply divisive. Do some people on the Left cry "racist" too often? Yes. Are some people on the Right truly racist? Yes. So???




Are some people on left truly racist? Yes.

The vast majority on the left are racists.

Some are racists in the normal definition, many are proponents of soft racism, where minorities aren't capable of success on their own and must be elevated by Government to even be competitive.

Hard Racism is louder and the optics are bad, soft racism is so much more destructive.

I know that is a current political spin, the whole soft racism schtick, but I don't agree with it. One is always making a mistake when one starts with generalities as in "the vast majority."

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM


Quoting rccmom:

 

Quoting Billiejeens:

 

Quoting jcrew6:

Quoting rccmom:

Posts like this are simply divisive. Do some people on the Left cry "racist" too often? Yes. Are some people on the Right truly racist? Yes. So???




Are some people on left truly racist? Yes.

The vast majority on the left are racists.

Some are racists in the normal definition, many are proponents of soft racism, where minorities aren't capable of success on their own and must be elevated by Government to even be competitive.

Hard Racism is louder and the optics are bad, soft racism is so much more destructive.

I know that is a current political spin, the whole soft racism schtick, but I don't agree with it. One is always making a mistake when one starts with generalities as in "the vast majority."

Probably no more of a mistake than the use of always.

rccmom
by Gold Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 11:02 AM


Quoting Billiejeens:

 

Quoting rccmom:

 

Quoting Billiejeens:

 

Quoting jcrew6:

Quoting rccmom:

Posts like this are simply divisive. Do some people on the Left cry "racist" too often? Yes. Are some people on the Right truly racist? Yes. So???




Are some people on left truly racist? Yes.

The vast majority on the left are racists.

Some are racists in the normal definition, many are proponents of soft racism, where minorities aren't capable of success on their own and must be elevated by Government to even be competitive.

Hard Racism is louder and the optics are bad, soft racism is so much more destructive.

I know that is a current political spin, the whole soft racism schtick, but I don't agree with it. One is always making a mistake when one starts with generalities as in "the vast majority."

Probably no more of a mistake than the use of always.


Possibly, but not in this case. Generalities are always, and I do mean always, to be avoided. It leads to a lack of thought and consideration when one does that, and for me, lack of thought is ALWAYS to be avoided. Maybe though in your opinion lack of thought is only sometimes to be avoided. 

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